Lake Living: Amazing Tours on Lake Michigan


Skyline views and the lakefront breeze are some of the best parts about summer in Chicago. There is no better way to experience this than on one of Chicago’s many cruise lines! With a variety of cruise options great for all ages and group sizes, you need to hop on a Lake Michigan Cruise as soon as possible!

Odyssey Cruises

Your weekend brunch plans just got so much better thanks to Odyssey Cruises! Join Odyssey on Saturdays and Sundays for a brunch cruise. Odyssey also offers lunch and dinner cruises throughout the week. Odyssey departs from Navy Pier and takes you down Chicago’s skyline for an unforgettable experience at any time of the day!

Spirit of Chicago

For another dining cruise option, look into Spirit of Chicago. Spirit of Chicago has a variety of food items on its menu. Upgrade your experience and try a few of the creative cocktails made on Spirit of Chicago while taking in Lake Michigan views.


Have a need for speed? Seadog is the cruise for you! Seadog offers lakefront speedboat tours, and like its name might suggest, the Seadog is dog friendly! If you’re looking for an even faster ride, Seadog offers Extreme Thrill Rides where you will most definitely get splashed… or soaked! No matter which Seadog cruise you choose, you are guaranteed to have a fun-filled day!


If architecture is your thing, Wendella is the cruise for you! Wendella is the original river and lake architecture tour cruise. Whether you’re a visitor or Chicago native, you are going to learn something new on a Wendella tour. If you would prefer a more social experience with friends and family, Wendella offers sunset cruises daily with views you can’t miss this summer! 

Shoreline Sightseeing

You may just be looking for a classic cruise where you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the view. Shoreline Sightseeing offers exactly this with skyline tours and architecture tours. No need to dress fancy, just hop on board and let Shoreline be your guide!

Chicago Line Cruises 

Chicago Line Cruises is only offering private cruises this summer, but this is something to take advantage of! The cruise line will customize your cruise experience whether it be to reconnect with family and friends, to celebrate birthdays or graduations, or to enjoy drinks with coworkers. Events have looked different this summer, but Chicago Line Cruises is determined to help you make your private event safe and filled with unforgettable views and memories.

Island Party Boat

For an out of the ordinary cruise experience, party with Island Party Boat! Its fleet is decorated like a tiki bar, and some boats even have slides for you to slide on down into Lake Michigan on hot summer days! With boats for small groups and large groups, partying with Island Party Boat is the excursion you never knew you needed this summer! 

Written By: Kelly Pawlak

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